Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by dirteemac, Sep 8, 2009.
or is better to by one of the ones they have at the apple store?
any external with the enough free space and partitioned in hfs+ journaled
When I tried to set it up on my Mac, it wouldn't let me. Guess its time to hunt for a tutorial.
Any FW external should work. I don't see why it matters what brand.
Any properly formatted HD will work.
Anyone have the any tips for what the best way to partition a new 1TB external HD for 500GB NTFS & the rest HFS+? Is it easiest to do this within Disk Utility?
Use disk utility, and only format it for 500GB. Then boot up into windows and format the rest into NTFS (Snow Leopard can format Fat32 and HFS+, not NTFS; and Windows won't even see HFS+).
Or using disk utility, set it up to use 2 partitions for the drive, format them both HFS+, and then delete the second one. Either way, you're going to have to use Windows for the NTFS formatting.
Ah, good idea. It's just that Windows (in Vista, anyway) is weird about resizing partitions but I guess if I can make them both in Disk Utility easily, I can just ask Windows to make the rest of it NTFS. I'll try tonight